Hospitality Design and Boutique Design host several events throughout the year that bring the industry together for networking, education, thought leadership, celebration, and more. From outside the box ideas at HD Summit to interviews with our Platinum Circle honorees, we roundup some of our best moments.

J. Willard Marriott Jr.

A 2018 Platinum Circle honoree, the legendary J. Willard Marriott Jr. discusses Marriott International’s humble beginnings as a root beer stand, how he keeps up the company’s sprawling portfolio, and his favorite word.
Nov 15, 2018

Anda Andrei

A 2017 Platinum Circle honoree, Anda Andrei discusses breaking the rules with Ian Schrager; her most challenging project; and her boundless imagination.
Nov 28, 2017

Bill Bensley

A 2017 Platinum Circle honoree, Bill Bensley tours his studio in Bangkok, and discusses how to build and maintain a team of artists; where he finds inspiration; and the phone call that changed everything.
Nov 28, 2017

Joan Cardy

A 2017 Platinum Circle honoree, Joan Cardy discusses how her mother influenced her while growing up in Canada; how designers really spend their days; and what she has learned the hard way.
Nov 28, 2017

Walter Isenberg

A 2017 Platinum Circle honoree, Walter Isenberg discusses what he learned from Phil Pistilli; how artwork shapes guest experiences; and the industry contemporaries who continue to inspire him.
Nov 28, 2017

Tim Franzen

Tim Franzen, president of Graduate Hotels, speaks with editor in chief Stacy Shoemaker Rauen at the 2016 Independent Lodging Congress about driving demand, community engagement, and really understanding the local market.
Dec 09, 2016

Tim and Kit Kemp

Two 2016 Platinum Circle honorees, husband-and-wife hoteliers Tim and Kit Kemp discuss working in New York and London; the dedication that sets their brand apart; and what they have in common with sumo wrestlers.
Dec 07, 2016

Jeffrey Beers

The 2016 HD Visionary Award honoree, Jeffrey Beers discusses 30 years of innovation; glassblowing; and the people who have inspired him most throughout his career.
Dec 07, 2016

John Ceriale

A 2016 Platinum Circle honoree, John Ceriale discusses how his many roles have shaped his perspective; the three elements that make or break a hotel; and beginning his hospitality career in a toga.
Dec 07, 2016